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November 2017 Archives

Shared parenting: A positive child custody arrangement

When a couple gets a divorce in Oregon or anywhere around the country, there are numerous issues they must address during the process. If the couple has children together, the issue of child custody is paramount in their decision making. The best interests of the child are considered the standard by which courts make custody decisions. However, some family experts contend that some courts need to update their interpretation of that standard.

Tax reform bill can affect alimony payments in divorce process

The tax reform bill currently in Congress is a hot topic in the state of Oregon and other states across the country. One issue addressed in the bill that is before the House of Representatives is the treatment of alimony. Since the discussion of alimony can be a potentially volatile subject in divorce proceedings, any potential changes in its handling is being closely watched.

Avoid common financial pitfalls in divorce

When a marriage ends in Oregon or anywhere else around the nation, couples often find that their financial situation is negatively affected. Incomes are typically reduced, yet each household has its own set of expenses. Financial experts have identified several areas of concern for women involved in a divorce. However, men as well as women would be advised to avoid these pitfalls.